About Tooth-Colored Fillings
Once a patient's tooth has developed a cavity, general dentist Dr. Camelia Cooper will schedule an appointment for the patient to receive a tooth-colored filling that will protect the tooth from further damage. Made of resin or porcelain, tooth-colored filling are shaded to blend seamlessly with the patient's natural teeth, which keeps the patient's smile attractive. Sweet Tooth Dental Loft in Frisco, TX uses tooth-colored fillings since they are more comfortable than metal fillings and less sensitive to temperature changes. Once a cavity is identified, Dr. Cooper will talk to the patient about their treatment options, including tooth-colored fillings.
What to Expect with Tooth-Colored Fillings
Dr. Cooper offers patients a one-of-a-kind experience when undergoing a filling procedure at Sweet Tooth Dental Loft in Frisco. Prior to the procedure, the patient’s tooth is photographed and measured to create a filling that is comfortable and matches the shade of their tooth. The filling, made of resin, is then bonded to the tooth. These steps create a filling that perfectly fits the patient's tooth and covers the entire area that needs protection. This procedure can cause minor pain and discomfort, so most patients will not be able to immediately return to their regular routines.
Tooth-Colored Fillings Treatment Aftercare
Following the filling procedure, patients will need time, at least 1 – 3 hours, to allow their anesthesia to wear off before they can leave the office. Patients should be cautious in talking or chewing so they do not bite the inside of their mouth or tongue while the area is numb. The gums may also be tender or sore at the injection site, but this will subside in a day or so. The tooth or teeth will be sensitive to hot and cold liquids or food for a short time, but this is normal and temporary. Should patients feel any extreme discomfort or unevenness in the tooth after the anesthesia has worn off, please call our office immediately. Patients should not expect to receive any medication or special instructions unless directed by Dr. Cooper during their consultation or after the procedure.
Plan Your Procedure
Sweet Tooth Dental Loft in Frisco, TX would be honored to help you achieve the smile you’ve been dreaming of. Our tooth-colored fillings help to maintain the overall beauty of your smile as well as ensuring that you can have comfort. Schedule an appointment with dentist, Dr. Cooper to see if tooth-colored filling are the right treatment for you.